I have a Minelab Safari that I have taken to the beach and used for beach hunting and I have had pretty good luck using the 11' stock coil. A short while ago I bought the Minelab 8' coil and have only had a brief chance to use it before being run off from a school yard on a Saturday. I was having pretty good luck finding coins (nothing old) in areas that I had hunted previously with other detectors. I think I'm really going to like this coil. Now back on track to my beach question. Which THE coil would be better for the beach? The stock 11' coil, or the 8' Minelab coil?